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You need to break down my arguments if you're going to state something like this. Quote my sentences, disprove my logic with facts and precedence, and then go from there. Your post right now adds no meaningful value to this discussion. So please explain your reasoning.You jump to conclusions so quickly out of nowhere it's ridiculous. And you're probably going to start stating this as fact in articles just like you do with "legality markers." You need to calm down, man. We don't even know if that subset will be part of Sword & Shield.
Naw not even Yugioh does this. It releases their sets in Japan/OCG territory months ahead of TCG territory (more/less the rest of the world). And there's a lot of cards that stay in Japan, and a lot of cards that are in the TCG only but not in Japan. Both territories even have their own completely different banlist. It's pretty crazy actually.Magic: The Gathering releases in all languages worldwide simultaneously. Actually, I cannot think of another trading card game that does not release in all languages at the same time, short of Yu-Gi-Oh.
For those of you unaware, Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro), who owns Magic: The Gathering and the Transformers trading card games also originally published the Pokemon Trading Card Game. They were not really sticking to any series overarching story or video game tie-in,
I don't think the large set sizes are really a huge issue (some of my favorites in the TCG are some of the bigger ones, like Boundaries Crossed and all of the e series, so I could be biased). it's more that there's WAY too many added rarities to cards that's lost its sanity. Regular and Full art is all we need with a max of like, 4 secret rares per set. I'm not confident they'll fix this issue, judging that SwSh's TCG is looking to probably be quite similar to Sun and Moon's, but if they do I'll give gen 8 all the praise in the world.Sounds like a return to sanity on the set sizes isn't coming any time soon.
I'm not a full time collector. it's an occasional hobby for me. so excuse my ignorance here.
Wouldn't a worldwide release cause issues with how the sets are divided up when they hit western markets. I like the idea of worldwide releases, but wouldn't it be a logistical nightmare.
I haven't bothered completing a set since xy days. I've noticed with the most recent sets that the western releases have included significantly more cards than the japanese equivalent. e.g. unified minds had 258 cards the japenese set it was based on only had 115. to make such a large set they've been drawing heavily from japenese sub sets.
them needing 50-100 extra cards for a set is a relatively new thing right ?
200+ cards seems to be what they want for western sets now. With this being the first new gen of cards that's required such a large number, we'll certainly see something different. You said that Japan is skipping their usual jan subset, so what if to avoid delaying the western release, they bolster the numbers of the first sword & shield set numbers, by taking cards from a japanese subset from sun and moon that never came west.
they don't change the western card format (as in the card design) every gen. e.g. black and white set cards had the same design as X&Y. So it's likely the base card design in sword and shield is identical to that of sun and moon. So theoretically they could pass off a previous gen card as a new gen card. & bolster the set that way.
I don't think the large set sizes are really a huge issue (some of my favorites in the TCG are some of the bigger ones, like Boundaries Crossed and all of the e series, so I could be biased). it's more that there's WAY too many added rarities to cards that's lost its sanity. Regular and Full art is all we need with a max of like, 4 secret rares per set. I'm not confident they'll fix this issue, judging that SwSh's TCG is looking to probably be quite similar to Sun and Moon's, but if they do I'll give gen 8 all the praise in the world.
I gave up collecting rainbows a while ago. I mean yeah, it goes against me being a 100% completionist of all english TCG sets, but I can't justify buying all of the same color palette a million times. Same with the gold items-They just don't appeal to me. Maybe I'll turn around and get them at some point but I'm perfectly content with just the RA and FA cards like the good old BW/XY days. I'd much rather spend the money on something more worthwhile to me, like completing WOTC era sets or the EX era.Yeah, this is pretty much what I mean. Collection wise the sets are seriously top heavy. The RRs can go bye-bye as far as I'm concerned and the full arts should be more like this new style we've been getting with the TT-GXs. If they still do RRs, I may not even bother collecting them until the end of Gen 8 if at all. This strategy served me well with X and Y as I filled out the full arts for that set pretty cheaply; I'd assume the RRs would also be quite discounted by then.
I hope they do sync the sets!! The video games are now synced, why can't the TCG? However...
1) This is assuming TPCi does NOT make their own reprint sets like Base Set 2 or Legendary Collection.
2) Syncing the sets would NOT give TPCi enough time to change banned artwork (like Misty's Tears from Gym series and Magmortar from Dragons Exalted).